Fast Food and Kids

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Concerned about the effects fast food has on kids? You should be. Read what is happening now.

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Fast Food and Kids

  1. 1. Facts about Fast Foodand KidsDr. David OrmanDocWellnessFormula.comDocWellnessWorld.com
  2. 2. Marketing● Fast food industry spent $4.2 billion dollars in 2009on TV advertising.● The average 5 year old saw almost 3 TV ads/day forfast food; 11 years saw 3.5; 17 years saw 4.7.● Young peoples exposure to fast food ads hasincreased.● Although McDonalds and Burger King have pledgedto improve food marketing to children, they increasedtheir volume of TV advertising
  3. 3. Why Marketing? It Works● 84% of parents take their child to a fast foodrestaurant at least 1x/wl; 66% went toMcDonalds in the past week.● 40% of parents stated their child asks to go toMcDonalds at least 1x/wk.; 15% ofpreschoolers ask to go every day.
  4. 4. Results● Teens between the ages of 13 -18 purchased800 to 1,100 calories in an average visit.● At least 30% of calories purchased by childrenand teens were from sugar and saturated fat.● At most restaurants, young people purchasedat least 1/2 of their maximum dailyrecommended sodium intake in just 1 meal.● Teens ordered more fast food than any otherage group during non-meal times after schooland in the evening.

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